BROOKLINE — Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that non-school related recreational sports activities have been added to the ongoing pause of athletic programs under an expanded public health order.
The pause, effective immediately, includes all practices, games, scrimmages and tournaments and applies to public and private schools in town, as well as public and private recreational sports programs. The order applies to organized sports scheduled to take place both in Massachusetts and outside the state prior to Feb. 1.
An initial order pausing athletics was limited to school programs.
As January nears an end, the Department of Public Health will reevaluate whether athletics programs can resume based on available COVID-19 data. Community members will be notified as public health leaders make future decisions.
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